RFS Waiver Comment Period Extended

Comment period regarding potential RFS waiver will now close in October.

Published on: Sep 11, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it will grant a 15-day extension of the comment period on the requests for a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard. This extension, which the National Corn Growers Association requested on Aug. 30, will give farmers a chance to participate more fully in this important policy process and for a more accurate picture of the year's final corn supply to emerge.

"We are pleased to see the EPA take this important action to help ensure that the process outlined in the Renewable Fuel Standard moves forward in a thoughtful, analytical fashion," said NCGA President Garry Niemeyer. "This extension will allow our farmers, who are currently harvesting the crop, to participate more fully and for a more accurate assessment of the final corn supply to emerge."

Deadling for the comment period regarding a potential RFS waiver has been extended to Oct. 11.
Deadling for the comment period regarding a potential RFS waiver has been extended to Oct. 11.

To read the original letter requesting the waiver sent to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, click here.

Originally scheduled to close at the end of September, the comment period will now remain open until Oct. 11, 2012.

Read more about the RFS debate:

EPA Issues Request for Comment on RFS

USDA Estimates Shake Up RFS Debate

Renewable Fuels Standard, Biofuels Continue to Take Hits

Senators Support RFS Waiver

Lawmakers Join Livestock Groups In RFS Debate

RFS Drought Debate Continues

RFS Questioned As Livestock, Ethanol Producers Butt Heads